There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester by train, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$36 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$12 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$15 - $22

Bus #2  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Market Place
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Market Place to Derby, Bus Station Tp
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station Sb

$21 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester 98.6 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Leicester 98.6 miles

$200 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Leicester is 70 miles. The road distance is 98.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester via Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester via Sheffield in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Market Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Market Place to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Morledge (Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Leicester
Estimated price
$200 - $290

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